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  1. Check out makelure.com. I don't know what head you need, jig head, hard bait head, etc., but.... I make a floating jig by using an expanding foam, making a mold from silicone.
  2. Getting the chrome finish is the first problem, but using candy red over the chrome will do the trick. This will get you started, and he has other videos that provide the intermediate clearcoat necessary before the candy red and final clear, otherwise the "chrome" will go grey.
  3. https://www.alumilite.com/resins/microballoons/ This will give you a good guide. I don't agree with the warnings, at least to the extreme they are claiming. Read the Safety Data Sheet yourself and take precautions as necessary. Because I don't know the weight of your hardware, start on the higher side of amount to use.
  4. For small quantities, I have not doubt it would be expensive. The cost of the gold would be not that bad because the thickness of the layer would be sooooo thin. The durability would be very very very very poor. Personally, I would not pay for it. Gold plated blades have a clear coat that protects them, but wire would be impossible at all contact points.
  5. Great responses above, and all true, especially the 100x over. LOL I don't make lures to sale, I make lures to get what I can't get over the counter. For example, in the early 80's I could get a clear 4" curly tail that was heavily loaded with silver flake, very heavy. That soft plastic caught me 100's of fish in Colorado, but ...... it apparently was locally made and the small sports shop I got them from stop selling them. That started a cascade of issues for me. Now I have hundreds of dollars bait making materials, and I have not stopped yet. OUCH!
  6. Sounds right. I have a couple as well from the early 80's I believe.
  7. I don't mean to stir this boiling pot, but I am old enough and fish enough that I have had several lures break in my day. Funny, they were normally the older two piece cheep molded lures or the through wire balsa lures. I have had the OLD wooden lures that had the poor seal coats have screws rust out, and I have had a few Lucky Craft Live Pointers where the "through wire" on the multiple joints broke. But....... Guys, they are lures, not bridges. If a few break, people don't die.
  8. I agree that it was an interesting video, and I think I may try several of my best producing commercially available stick baits in a pool someday myself. I agree also that best is in the mind of the fisherman and that fish often have a different idea. I use several of those baits myself and find that in many cases the best bait in the AM is not the best jerk in the mid day or PM. I just don't experience that one jerk action is "always" better than another. Still, my mind is open to paying more attention to the specifics of the jerk action on a given day.
  9. I find the in-line to be more weed resistant when dragging them over emerging weeds. Other than that, I have seen no difference for the fishing I do.
  10. Hillbilly is soooooo correct. In my area, the 3.8 or even smaller sells best because we use them for trout, and some Walleye and Bass. The 4.8 still wells well because of the Walleye and Bass, but trout is king in the Intermountain West of the US so smaller is often better. When I fished in the South in the US, 4.8 would have been considered the smallest, unless you were fishing them for Crappie. Local markets or National Markets or International Markets, it all depends.
  11. WOW, this is an interesting and strange thread. I have used vinegar to thin household silicone, but never to make a mold. I have used silicone oil to recondition and lengthen the life of Alumilite silicone molds, and that works well. I have added silicone oil to reduce the hardness of some of their silicone mold material when making it, but I am not a fan of doing that. I suspect that each silicone material and supplier requires their own method so any answer we give will be product specific.
  12. You will need to tell us what resin to start off with. The resin I use does not "dry" it cures. If the outside has cured, the inside is cured if well mixed, so...... I expect it is melted resin you are seeing.
  13. Read a lot on it, have not tried it yet. Createx has some info on the different methods, but, let us know how it works.
  14. You are of course correct, she is ALWAYS RIGHT.
  15. I use it a lot as a swimbait for Pre-Spawn Walleye and locally they are used for trout in a lot of our water.
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